NEW YORK — [artist id="1043"]Busta Rhymes[/artist] is collaborating with [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist] and [artist id="1163822"]Jadakiss[/artist] — and there better not be anybody coming wack on the track.
When Busta was putting together the lineup for the song “Conglomerate,” co-produced by [artist id="1061"]Dr. Dre[/artist], he had one very important rule: “The bare minimum, the song had to sound like everybody’s spit game was thorough,” Bus told MTV News.
“When I got the beat from Focus — Focus [originally] produced the joint — I just heard real classic, conventional MCing because of the boom bap that the beat had,” he added. “I felt like, ‘Who’s a credible combination of MCs that could bring the best out of the beat?’ “
The 20-year rap vet looked to Jeezy and Jada.
“A lot of times when I make a song and think of the artists I wanna do it with, I don’t really do it for the novelty of the name or affiliation,” Rhymes explained. “I do it for the bringing out the better of the record. ‘Who is gonna do the record justice sonically based on the feeling of the song when it’s a finished product?’ When I called Jeezy to do it, I didn’t know what Jeezy was gonna do on the record. But I knew Jeezy could rhyme. I knew the feeling I’ve gotten from Jeezy on a lot of his own records. I know sometimes I’ve gotten the feeling in clubs or in the studio or in the car when one of his songs came on, I felt I wished some of them songs were mine.
“Jadakiss did the same thing [for me],” Bus continued. “Those artists are stellar to me. Stellar MCs. I’m about rhymes first. That’s the cloth I’m cut from.”
Busta releases his next LP, Back on My B.S., on March 24. So far, he’s released “Hustler’s Anthem 2009,” “Conglomerate” and, of course, “Arab Money” to radio. A record called “Decision” with [artist id="854"]Mary J. Blige[/artist],[artist id="1184"]Common[/artist], [artist id="1784962"]John Legend[/artist] and [artist id="7590"]Jamie Foxx[/artist] has also leaked.